Opinion: Universities provide the spark for Silicon Valley innovation

Mar 14, 2019 | East Bay Times

Time and again, the world looks to Silicon Valley for breakthrough answers to some of our world’s most perplexing challenges: climate change, hunger, national defense, cybersecurity and privacy, biosecurity, homelessness, and more.

The research, thought, and invention produced by the Valley’s higher educational institutions are the repeated spark that changes industry and work as we know it.

As employers and residents, we know how vital higher educational institutions are to the continued economic success of our region, and how critical they are to addressing some of our world’s most troubling challenges.

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